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HUGO VOETEN
HONORARY CONSUL OF BULGARIA
IN BELGIUM

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Addresses and residence for contact:

HUGO VOETEN
17-19 HAZENHOUT
2440 GEEL
BELGIQUE
Tel: 003214580364
Fax: 003214584472
e-mail: hugo.voeten@skynet.be

Biography of Hugo Voeten

Hugo Voeten was born on 2.03.1940 in the village of Beerse, province of Antwerpen, Belgium in a family of merchants. He started his own business with CASH FRESH supermarkets in 1968 after two years of specialized training in the town NEUWID am RHEIN - Germany.

By 2005 he developed a chain of 43 supermarkets in Belgium, then he sold his business to DELHAIZE supermarkets - Belgium.

Hugo Voeten is a collector of contemporary art since 1970. He started his collection with artists from the Flemish school such as - PERMEKE, DE SAEDELEER, ENSOR, TIJTGAT, SPILLIAERT and others. Gradually his collection became an international one of great significance presenting authors such as: CHRISTO, VOLTI, RODIN, MAILLOL, GIACOMETTI, DALI, ANISH KAPOOR, WIM DELVOY, PANAMARENKO, ARNO BREKER and others. The collection includes many Bulgarian artists as well - painters and sculptures as Svetlin Russev, Emil Popov, Valentin Starchev, Pavel Koichev, Velichko Minekov, Krum Damyanov, Stanislav Pamukchiev, Milko Bozhkov, Svilen Blazhev and others.

Hugo Voeten is awarded by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria with the Order of Stara Planina I degree, with insignia of honour Golden laurel branch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he is a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Art Academy - Sofia. Honorary Citizen of Sofia, member of the Bureau of the International Foundation "St. St. Cyril and Methodius " Sofia. Since 2009 Hugo Voeten is Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Belgium, for the provinces of Antwerpen, Limburg, West-Vlanderen и Vlams-Brabant.